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  • “Keep Politics out of Municipal Affairs” – MODL Council Rejects Gaza Ceasefire Motion

    “Keep Politics out of Municipal Affairs” – MODL Council Rejects Gaza Ceasefire Motion

    Councillor Kacy DeLong said she heard from a “great number” of residents in her district that Council should pass a ceasefire motion given the horrifying and heartbreaking events of the conflict, a sentiment echoed by councillors Michelle Greek and Leitha Haysom. 

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  • Lunenburg Council Makes Portion of Blockhouse Hill Surplus In Surprise Vote

    Lunenburg Council Makes Portion of Blockhouse Hill Surplus In Surprise Vote

    Mayor Myra said he voted against making the land surplus because he said he would first need to see design options include off-street parking for some additional number of units, which might require more land than the land in question for the motion.

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  • Canadian Heritage Minister offers collaboration on Lunenburg’s pitch for UNESCO funding

    Canadian Heritage Minister offers collaboration on Lunenburg’s pitch for UNESCO funding

    The Barnacle was present for the Minister of Canadian Heritage’s first visit to Lunenburg, when Pascale St-Onge met with Town of Lunenburg leadership at Town Hall on Monday.

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  • Lunenburg CAO Jamie Doyle announces resignation

    Lunenburg CAO Jamie Doyle announces resignation

    The Town of Lunenburg announced Wednesday that Jamie Doyle, Chief Administrative Officer has tendered his resignation, effective May 10, 2024.

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  • Lunenburg Old Fire Hall Remains Unoccupied

    Lunenburg Old Fire Hall Remains Unoccupied

    If you stopped by the NSCAD residency studio at 42 Duke Street three years ago, you could’ve picked up a free art kit prepared by the current residents.

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  • Bluenose Academy Faces Capacity Strains 

    Bluenose Academy Faces Capacity Strains 

    If you have kids attending Bluenose Academy, you have likely received recent emails about classroom changes due to capacity issues. But what is the school’s capacity? Despite the building staying the same size, that number keeps changing.

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  • South Shore Looks Forward to Star-Studded Future

    South Shore Looks Forward to Star-Studded Future

    If you were on the streets of Lunenburg last August, you might have been surprised to find yourself surrounded by Christmas trees and fluffy fake snow. This was set dressing for Christmas Island, a Hallmark movie production. It’s among many productions that have chosen our region as a backdrop in the past few years.

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  • MODL Flirts with Short Term Rental Tax

    MODL Flirts with Short Term Rental Tax

    The Municipality of the District of Lunenburg (MODL) is gearing up to introduce a marketing levy this spring, aiming to generate revenue dedicated to promoting shoulder season tourism.

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  • Lunenburg Mayor Jamie Myra addresses vision for proceeding with Blockhouse Hill ahead of vote on whether to make lands surplus

    Lunenburg Mayor Jamie Myra addresses vision for proceeding with Blockhouse Hill ahead of vote on whether to make lands surplus

    When Town of Lunenburg Council meets on Tuesday evening, they are expected to vote on whether to determine lands on Blockhouse Hill surplus. They will also vote on whether to proceed with drafting development rules for a 256-unit housing development on the site.

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  • Town of Bridgewater calls for sustainable ceasefire in Gaza following community action

    Town of Bridgewater calls for sustainable ceasefire in Gaza following community action

    The Town of Bridgewater called for a sustainable ceasefire in Gaza in January, following community action including several local rallies and a presentation in December by the group South Shore Ceasefire Now (SSCN).

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  • Lunenburg Council Replaces Deputy Mayor In Surprise Vote Based on Cornwallis Street Renaming Comments, Remote Meeting Attendance

    Lunenburg Council Replaces Deputy Mayor In Surprise Vote Based on Cornwallis Street Renaming Comments, Remote Meeting Attendance

    In an interview, Councillor Peter Mosher explained his motivations for removing Ed Halverson from the position of Deputy Mayor include Halverson publicly saying council “got it wrong” when they voted to rename Cornwallis Street to Queen Street in late November, and attending three consecutive council meetings remotely via Zoom instead of in person.

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  • Lunenburg confirms report informing Council on Cornwallis Street renaming misrepresented survey data and omitted 103 comments

    Lunenburg confirms report informing Council on Cornwallis Street renaming misrepresented survey data and omitted 103 comments

    The Town of Lunenburg has confirmed the report that informed Town Council on their decision to rename Cornwallis Street to Queen Street in November – produced at a cost of $2,000 by a consultant – misrepresented survey results data.

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  • Lunenburg votes to replace colonial legacy of Cornwallis Street with Queen Street

    Lunenburg votes to replace colonial legacy of Cornwallis Street with Queen Street

    Lunenburg’s signs for Cornwallis Street will be taken down and replaced with Queen Street, replacing one reminder of our bloody colonial origins selected in the mid-18th century with one voted on by Town Council on Tuesday.

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  • Second Bridgewater rally for Gaza ceasefire draws more than 150 demonstrators

    Second Bridgewater rally for Gaza ceasefire draws more than 150 demonstrators

    A large gathering rallied outside South Shore-St Margaret’s MP Rick Perkins office in Bridgewater over the weekend as part of a pan-Canadian day of action demanding the Canadian government support a ceasefire in Gaza.

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  • A New Harbour View Haven on the Horizon

    A New Harbour View Haven on the Horizon

    All private rooms. All private bathrooms. A harbour view. This is what Harbour View Haven should look like by 2027.

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  • Bridgewater protestors call for ceasefire in Gaza

    Bridgewater protestors call for ceasefire in Gaza

    A large crowd turned out for a rally in Bridgewater demanding a ceasefire in Gaza last week on Sunday, October 29.

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  • Community Celebrates Work Towards Reopening of Second Story Women’s Centre

    Community Celebrates Work Towards Reopening of Second Story Women’s Centre

    Approximately sixty people gathered in the Lunenburg Fire Hall two weeks ago and raised sparkling cider in a toast to Second Story Women’s Centre, as the organisation continues a process of rebuilding and aims to re-open by the end of summer after temporarily closing this February.

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  • Bridgewater & Area Lions Club Food Pantry Services Increasing Gap in Food Security

    Bridgewater & Area Lions Club Food Pantry Services Increasing Gap in Food Security

    A Feed Nova Scotia report from May shares staggering numbers on food insecurity in Nova Scotia. In 2022, nearly 1 in 4 Nova Scotians were living in food-insecure households, a […]

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  • Lunenburg aims for autumn to share results of Cornwallis Street renaming survey

    Lunenburg aims for autumn to share results of Cornwallis Street renaming survey

    The Town of Lunenburg estimates results of a survey to rename Cornwallis Street should be presented to Town Council in early fall, approximately seven months after the survey ended. Following […]

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  • Town of Lunenburg CAO warns of long-term financial outlook, lists tens of millions in anticipated costs to maintain assets

    Town of Lunenburg CAO warns of long-term financial outlook, lists tens of millions in anticipated costs to maintain assets

    Lunenburg’s CAO emphasized the need for the Town to have a comprehensive financial plan rather than “running year-by-year, crisis-by-crisis,” in a report listing tens of millions in anticipated capital spending.

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  • Mahone Bay Town Council to hold Special Meeting on RCMP services

    Mahone Bay Town Council to hold Special Meeting on RCMP services

    In light of significant increases to the Town of Mahone Bay’s police services budget, Mahone Bay Town Council will meet in July to discuss the value of RCMP services.

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  • Lunenburg Town Council approves 23/24 operating budget to disapproving gallery, addresses Friends of Blockhouse Hill

    Lunenburg Town Council approves 23/24 operating budget to disapproving gallery, addresses Friends of Blockhouse Hill

    As Council gathered to approve the town’s 23/24 operational budget and a presentation by Friends of Blockhouse Hill, a majority of the audience who attended in person made their disapproval of Town’s handling of these issues outwardly apparent.

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  • Town of Lunenburg increases spending on planning and development, new staff in 2023/24 budget

    Town of Lunenburg increases spending on planning and development, new staff in 2023/24 budget

    Anticipating an increase of more than $1.2 million in revenue, the Town of Lunenburg’s operating budget to be approved by council next week sees a significant increase in funding for staff salaries and $175,000 for planning on the development of Blockhouse Hill.

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  • Business Owners, Residents Express Disappointment Over Lack of Communication on Food Truck Bylaw

    Business Owners, Residents Express Disappointment Over Lack of Communication on Food Truck Bylaw

    Dozens of people showed up to Lunenburg Town Hall on Tuesday, April 11 to voice concerns to Town Council about a controversial vending bylaw.

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  • Town of Lunenburg says they cannot say why they are pursuing sale of Lunenburg Academy

    Town of Lunenburg says they cannot say why they are pursuing sale of Lunenburg Academy

    The Town of Lunenburg says they cannot speak to why they are pursuing sale of the Lunenburg Academy building, because this decision was made during a private “in camera” meeting of Town Council.

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  • Matt Risser announces resignation as Mayor of the Town of Lunenburg

    Matt Risser announces resignation as Mayor of the Town of Lunenburg

    Matt Risser is resigning as Mayor of the Town of Lunenburg, the Town of Lunenburg has announced in a release.

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  • Town of Lunenburg notified Parks Canada of intention to divest Lunenburg Academy in 2022, letter reveals

    Town of Lunenburg notified Parks Canada of intention to divest Lunenburg Academy in 2022, letter reveals

    The Town of Lunenburg is interested in divesting the Lunenburg Academy for private development and considers this a “high priority”, according to a letter the town sent to Parks Canada in April 2022.

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  • Hundreds turn out for community rally addressing Second Story Women’s Centre

    Hundreds turn out for community rally addressing Second Story Women’s Centre

    The Lunenburg Fire Hall was at capacity on Friday for a community meeting on the status of the counselling and support centre.

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  • Community Rally Planned to Support Second Story Women’s Centre After Staff Resignations

    Community Rally Planned to Support Second Story Women’s Centre After Staff Resignations

    Second Story Women’s Centre, the only dedicated counseling and support center for women and gender-diverse people in Lunenburg County, is closed until further notice following the resignation of eight staff members in February.

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  • Friends of Blockhouse Hill group organizes to oppose Lunenburg RFP for residential development plans

    Friends of Blockhouse Hill group organizes to oppose Lunenburg RFP for residential development plans

    Over three days, more than 385 people have joined a Facebook group organizing a citizen’s group opposing the Town of Lunenburg’s plan to seek designs for potential development on Blockhouse Hill.

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  • Lunenburg postpones review of Cornwallis Street renaming survey

    Lunenburg postpones review of Cornwallis Street renaming survey

    The new name for Cornwallis Street in Lunenburg is to be selected at an undetermined date after Town Council agreed to take extra time to review more than 300 submissions on the matter received through public consultation.

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  • Future of Old Fire Hall a mystery more than one year after loss of NSCAD artist residency

    Future of Old Fire Hall a mystery more than one year after loss of NSCAD artist residency

    The abrupt closure of the NSCAD-Lunenburg Community Studio Residency is an enigma for many artists in the area – and the future of the space remains uncertain.

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  • Proposed changes to South Shore Centre site excite Bridgewater councillors

    Proposed changes to South Shore Centre site excite Bridgewater councillors

    Bridgewater’s LaHave Street could see a major change in appearance if town planning staff suggest amending the Municipal Planning Strategy to accommodate changes sought by the owners of the South Shore Centre mall.

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  • Lunenburg to consider housing development proposals on Blockhouse Hill, plans closure of campground in 2024

    Lunenburg to consider housing development proposals on Blockhouse Hill, plans closure of campground in 2024

    This summer is set to be the last for the Lunenburg RV Park and Campground on Blockhouse Hill, as the Town prepares to consider proposals for conditions of sale for housing development on the land – a move the Lunenburg Board of Trade says would not be as economically prudent as letting the campground they operate…

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  • Anti-LGBTQ+  graffiti in Liverpool may amount to a hate crime, say police

    Anti-LGBTQ+  graffiti in Liverpool may amount to a hate crime, say police

    Police continue to investigate vandalism in Liverpool in January as mischief, but say they are mindful the acts may amount to a hate crime – a position Lunenburg Pride says […]

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  • Lunenburg seeks new name for Cornwallis Street

    Lunenburg seeks new name for Cornwallis Street

    You may soon see E’se’katik Street, Reconciliation Street, or – huh – Queen Street, replace Cornwallis Street on signs across Lunenburg. These are some of the options suggested by the […]

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